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by Rich Stephens
Sat Sep 24, 2005 1:16 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Skate bags
Replies: 36
Views: 34351

That looks nice! Just as a follow up, I have the Alva bag and recently it carried my little krooked zip zinger (7.5" wide or so with indy 129 and the abec11 "bertz" wheels) and my son's typical street skate setup and our pads (but helmets had to go into another bag) on a trip to Japan. They made us ...
by Rich Stephens
Wed Jan 05, 2005 6:16 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: pps completes
Replies: 5
Views: 3230

Yeah, we have both posted the exact same things before over at Silverfish, huh? Ha!
by Rich Stephens
Wed Jan 05, 2005 5:59 am
Forum: New to slalom skateboarding?
Topic: pps completes
Replies: 5
Views: 3230

The Bahne's are pretty cool. I assume you're talking about the all wood Bahne. So it's not really a fair comparisson to the deck in the pocket pistol complete since it's part glass. I got one of the completes and i dig it. Can't beat the price, really. You'll need higher riser pads (I added 1/8") an...
by Rich Stephens
Sun Dec 19, 2004 10:09 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: truck picking
Replies: 13
Views: 8198

The RTS is the usual tracker rear truck. Though nothing says you can't run an RTX in the rear (though most people run this as fronts). You can get an offset hanger (indy, tracker, split-fire) and run it on a tracker RTX baseplate (or an indy baseplate).
by Rich Stephens
Fri Dec 17, 2004 10:12 pm
Forum: Pocket Pistol
Topic: Bad ass wood - New Pocket Pistol models
Replies: 28
Views: 29127

I just received my E-series Concave Chicken model the other day and it feels great on my street. I'll be running it through some cones for a complete test tomorrow. Of course it is nearly 70F here right now (20C) so I can't comment on the temperature. Sorry to rub it in guys. Gotta love California w...
by Rich Stephens
Thu Dec 16, 2004 3:53 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: World Championships - New venue proposal
Replies: 29
Views: 21151

Hans, one thing to consider regarding short courses that place more emphasis on starting ability is that throughout the year races are held with a variety of starting proceedures. So while the skating around cones part can be practiced by everyone everywhere at every race (or even practice), there m...
by Rich Stephens
Wed Dec 15, 2004 4:45 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Slalom Rules Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 11294

I have a question. With this single cone judge system, are all cones misplaced counted against the skater? If there are multiple "cone heads" along the course, there is a chance they will notice that a certain cone wasn't hit by the skater in that lane but was knocked over by a cone flying over from...
by Rich Stephens
Sun Dec 12, 2004 4:48 am
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: The New ISSA 2004 - Relaunch 2006
Replies: 65
Views: 63380

Re: Peculiar attitudes

Sometimes a response of any sort is the sole intent of aggravated attention seekers. It accentuates a desperate need for self-aggrandissement where only a lack of self-import exists. Mostly these cheap jibes come across at best as camp and petulent outbursts, at worst as seething points of self-loa...
by Rich Stephens
Sat Dec 11, 2004 3:08 am
Forum: ISSA - Old topics
Topic: The New ISSA 2004 - Relaunch 2006
Replies: 65
Views: 63380

Racers looking to train for slalom care about what type of start is used- common, independent, chimed, visual indication, push start, ramp start, false start penalties, backstop no back stop, pitch of the ramps height of the ramps, type of transition, the way the starter starts a race, start window...
by Rich Stephens
Sat Dec 11, 2004 2:53 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: NCDSA is down?
Replies: 40
Views: 26135

apparently NCDSA was not hacked. Just a hardware failure. Here's the details:

"Two failed hard drives in a RAID mirror within 4-days of each other. Bad sectors abound so if any pages or images don't load properly please email me." - Adam

http://www.ncdsa.com/gen_tab2.asp?CatID=15
by Rich Stephens
Fri Dec 10, 2004 8:14 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: NCDSA is down?
Replies: 40
Views: 26135

I suspect it has been hacked. In the last week, hackers have attacked at least three other skateboard related websites:

www.skullandbones.com
www.sleestak.net
www.concretedisciples.com

I don't know why someone would do something like this.
by Rich Stephens
Fri Dec 10, 2004 1:28 am
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: RoeRacing and Insect
Replies: 6
Views: 5953

The board shapes are different and the Insects are longer and not exactly as slalom-specific as the Roe. I believe the guy who makes Insect, Steve Hopper, also makes the Roe decks.
by Rich Stephens
Thu Dec 09, 2004 7:06 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Wheel size limit
Replies: 43
Views: 42784

Jonathan Harms wrote: And I would say that if someone does set a course like that, it's really not a slalom course at all any more, it's a downhill course.
Was that a "downhill" course that Jack Smith won earlier this year with 92mm flywheels on the front (and avilas or something on the back)?
by Rich Stephens
Mon Dec 06, 2004 4:09 pm
Forum: General Slalom Skateboard Truck Discussion
Topic: mixing brands front to rear
Replies: 3
Views: 3007

One other reason you might see mixed brands of trucks is that certain offsets won't work with certain wheels. You can't really run Avilas on the regular tracker offset, for example. So guys who might like a simple tracker RTX front, might run an indy offset rear that I think you can run Avilas with....
by Rich Stephens
Sun Dec 05, 2004 2:17 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Santa Barbara December 4th 2004
Replies: 3
Views: 3591

Hi Glenn, this race come up really quickly. It wasn't even on the NCDSA contest calendar. Sorry you missed it. I think everyone had a great time, I know I did.
by Rich Stephens
Thu Dec 02, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: California
Topic: Santa Barbara December 4th 2004
Replies: 3
Views: 3591

More info on the whole Santa Barbara Ocean Festival is available here:

http://www.sbofest.com

See you there!
by Rich Stephens
Sat Nov 27, 2004 10:09 pm
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Khiro Shipping sale at Stillboadin.com $1 anywhere in the US
Replies: 3
Views: 2089

Thanks for the cool deal Scott. BTW, on the Khiro bushing hardnesses listed on your site: Here's what I got straight from Bob: (1) White (X-Soft) 65-A (2) Blue (Soft) 88-A (3) Red (Med. Soft) 90-A (4) Yellow (Med. Hard) 93-A (5) Black (Hard) 97-A Is it possible to get some other sorts of mixed sets,...
by Rich Stephens
Mon Nov 22, 2004 10:52 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Slalom Rules Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 11294

In my opinion: If we follow this rule, our sport would become more serious, organized, popular and so on... What do you think? I agree. I just can't for the life of me come up with how being more serious, organized and popular would make it more fun or provide more opportunity for participation (i....
by Rich Stephens
Wed Nov 17, 2004 11:21 pm
Forum: Pocket Pistol
Topic: Bad ass wood - New Pocket Pistol models
Replies: 28
Views: 29127

Depending on what kind of computer and browser you are using, the description text about each deck on the pocket pistols website may not be visible. It appears as black text on that dark background of punk rock flyers. but if you mouse over it like you are selecting some text...voila...some text app...
by Rich Stephens
Wed Nov 17, 2004 10:29 pm
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: A face for our sport
Replies: 49
Views: 45964

Ah ha. There is the question to ask: what benefits do any of these organizational ideas being discussed have *to participants* over simply continuing in the grass roots style we now have? I can see the benefits of an organization and olympic participation to the corporate world, but I'm not seeing h...
by Rich Stephens
Wed Nov 17, 2004 9:00 am
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: A face for our sport
Replies: 49
Views: 45964

Skateboarding is perfect for the Olympics? Yes, timed skateboarding events (racing) resembles other sports that are in the Olympics and so one could come to that conclusion but, man, i would be so bummed to see skateboarding of any sort in the Olympics. And I really like a lot of the Olympics. It se...
by Rich Stephens
Mon Nov 15, 2004 6:46 am
Forum: Machine Shop
Topic: Brakes??
Replies: 4
Views: 5456

My low-tech brake.

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by Rich Stephens
Fri Sep 24, 2004 5:35 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: "the dark side of the cone"
Replies: 789
Views: 576001

Yes! How about a .1 penalty for everytime an arm swings above one's chest and .5 if it goes above the head? This ain't speed ice-skating - we have a style rep to live up to, ha! Although John Gilmour has pointed out to me (in email advice - thanks John!) that arm action would indeed make a skinny gu...
by Rich Stephens
Sat Sep 11, 2004 5:33 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Roe Unlimited (foam)
Replies: 10
Views: 4790

BRRRR! I can't even imagine how could it must be for you to go for the 6mm. I think it's cold enough here in nor cal and I get by with a 4/3. Going out in anything colder than that is real dedication man!
by Rich Stephens
Tue Aug 31, 2004 1:16 am
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: shaved avalons or cambrias...
Replies: 5
Views: 5370

i have the 65mm noskoolz in 88 and love them for just cruising around on a long wheelbase type pool board. and i have the cambrias in the white color (the softest i assume) and use them on my turner slalom deck sometimes and i agree they are pretty great wheels!
by Rich Stephens
Mon Aug 30, 2004 9:23 pm
Forum: Seismic / 3dm
Topic: shaved avalons or cambrias...
Replies: 5
Views: 5370

Seth, have you tried the abec-11 noskoolz? they are already properly shaped for rolling on and off coping and the urethane is pretty sweet...
by Rich Stephens
Wed Aug 25, 2004 9:37 pm
Forum: Turner Summer Ski
Topic: Turner Summerski Ltd - Important Announcement
Replies: 30
Views: 32206

Wes, that is great news! You can count on me becomming a customer.
by Rich Stephens
Wed Aug 25, 2004 4:30 am
Forum: RoeRacing
Topic: Insect skateboards
Replies: 11
Views: 12125

Am I reading correctly that the smallest deck has a 25" wheelbase? They sure look nice but I'm wondering if that's too big a step up from my 20"(?) wheelbase on my turner gs/hybrid that has been my first and only slalom deck so far. Any feedback on that guys? Heck, maybe I should just get the Dragon...
by Rich Stephens
Wed Aug 18, 2004 2:30 am
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: [Announcement] Editorial and ownership transfer 2004
Replies: 87
Views: 77654

Well, since you asked for other input, here's mine (as a nobody): we've heard your "concerns" several times now, but your plea for a grassroots rebellion against the concept of Jack "owning" the site is obviously not gaining any support. None of the rest of the users seem to be even the least bit co...
by Rich Stephens
Sun Aug 15, 2004 6:43 am
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: [Announcement] Editorial and ownership transfer 2004
Replies: 87
Views: 77654

Perhaps the new mayor can institute a ban on member profile photos taken from the ass side!(bravo to Rick for showing some style, and Jack and John at least have a bit of the front angle, but a lot of y'all could ask your photographer to stand on the other side, ha!).
by Rich Stephens
Sat Aug 14, 2004 8:25 am
Forum: ISSA Site administration
Topic: [Announcement] Editorial and ownership transfer 2004
Replies: 87
Views: 77654

I wish this site had the voting function like that other site so that I could give Rick a "best of" vote. That was some classic stuff, man. The rest of you are really kooking out and need to chill!

Thanks Adam. Thanks Jack. Let's carry on.

-Slim
by Rich Stephens
Mon Aug 02, 2004 5:29 am
Forum: Bahne
Topic: Rocker Racer
Replies: 7
Views: 7061

Sure, I want one! I've almost bought the bahne rocker deck several times but couldn't figure out how i'd set it up (is it drilled old school or new school? what's the width at truck holes? how long is the wheelbase? etc.). Any sneak preview details on the rocker racer length, width, and wheelbase? H...
by Rich Stephens
Thu Jun 24, 2004 5:46 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Skaters on television . . . no pads, no helmets
Replies: 24
Views: 11945

"advocating wearing pads is just so square." Not the wearing of them, but the ADVOCATING of wearing them; that's what's square. That's right. I personally wear pads. I make my kids wear them because they are too young and hey, I'm paying for their potential medical care. But talking as if all parti...
by Rich Stephens
Wed Jun 23, 2004 7:05 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Skaters on television . . . no pads, no helmets
Replies: 24
Views: 11945

Sure, accidents happen and people die. And that's terrible. But advocating wearing pads is just so square. Come on, this is skateboarding. (I say this as a guy who is now old enough that his body tells him to wear pads/helmet and I listen!) As for event promoters being sued, I'm sure they have bette...
by Rich Stephens
Wed May 26, 2004 6:47 am
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Ramp use req. for women, juniors or not?
Replies: 43
Views: 36961

One idea for practice: doesn't every town in america have a skatepark yet? It sure is starting to seem that way! Our local skatepark has banked sections that one can roll in to that are about the same size and shape as the FCR starting ramps. Maybe you guys can find such places at skateparks in your...
by Rich Stephens
Tue May 25, 2004 10:11 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Ramp use req. for women, juniors or not?
Replies: 43
Views: 36961

Let's clear this up....Rich....I'm not saying anybody should be afraid of the ramp, i'm just saying it gives an unfair advantage to people who get to use them more often...and that can detract new skaters. That's a good point to make. Though as a new guy to slalom, it's not something I'm worried ab...
by Rich Stephens
Tue May 25, 2004 8:10 pm
Forum: ISSA Rules & Discussion
Topic: Ramp use req. for women, juniors or not?
Replies: 43
Views: 36961

well...i just got into this sport over a year ago, and most of the guys i ride with have been in it for a bit less than that, so we ARE the skaters the sport is trying to reach out to. If the people the "sport" is trying to attract are people who are afraid of a 4' tall ramp, then heaven help the "...
by Rich Stephens
Sat May 15, 2004 8:44 am
Forum: MANX
Topic: Manx wheels
Replies: 3
Views: 5123

What I think is that I wish they were available now! I really want some.
by Rich Stephens
Fri May 07, 2004 1:02 am
Forum: For Sale - Wanted
Topic: Wanted 10mm Bearing Spacers
Replies: 6
Views: 2629

you can also buy them from online shops such as Mile High Skates. Here's a direct link to the page with them:

http://www.milehighskates.com/catalog/i ... lter_id=30
by Rich Stephens
Mon Apr 26, 2004 5:56 pm
Forum: Oust
Topic: Are they really the best? Better than Bones Swiss?
Replies: 6
Views: 7482

Well, some of us are all-around skateboarders who do other things than just slalom: skate pools and parks, ditches, spin 360s, street skate for tricks or just transportation, bomb big hills,etc. We've always used different wheels and decks and trucks for these different types of skating and I think ...
by Rich Stephens
Mon Apr 26, 2004 4:18 am
Forum: Oust
Topic: Are they really the best? Better than Bones Swiss?
Replies: 6
Views: 7482

Hi Richy, we've been having some talk about bearing tests over at the NCDSA website recently. One thing that was pointed out is that different bearings are designed for, or better for, different types of skating. For example, the Rocket bearings from california bearing were specifically designed for...
by Rich Stephens
Wed Apr 21, 2004 6:12 am
Forum: Abec 11
Topic: NoSchoolz = Great Park AND Slalom Wheel
Replies: 29
Views: 30654

Thanks John. When we get up there (end of June) I'll look him up and see if I can tag along.
by Rich Stephens
Wed Apr 21, 2004 12:22 am
Forum: Abec 11
Topic: NoSchoolz = Great Park AND Slalom Wheel
Replies: 29
Views: 30654

I can't belive I'm going to agree with Vlad about something but I just mounted up a pair of 65mm 88a NoSkoolz today and I am VERY impressed. I've got them on a longish-wheelbase pool board right now (deathbox inouye) but good to hear they could double up for slalom as well (whenever I can find some ...
by Rich Stephens
Wed Apr 14, 2004 5:18 pm
Forum: Movies
Topic: Wide World of Sports, Alva vs. Hester
Replies: 19
Views: 16589

For those of you who may not remember, Hester put on a vert series of contests, a slalom racer promoting "radical" skateboarding too, imagine that. And if my memory is correct, the winner of the first Hester series was...Steve Olson, who is of course still the most stylish person down the hill and ...
by Rich Stephens
Tue Apr 13, 2004 4:26 am
Forum: Movies
Topic: Wide World of Sports, Alva vs. Hester
Replies: 19
Views: 16589

The accusation that Alva dove on the Piercy run just to look cool or grab more spotlight is ridiculous. Compared to the other squares, Alva would have had the spotlight anyway... It may be true that "Hester can outpump" Alva, but I feel you are seriously looking at the wrong guy if you are looking f...
by Rich Stephens
Mon Apr 12, 2004 4:35 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Skate bags
Replies: 36
Views: 34351

Jeff Goad wrote:
It was a special offer for members of an actual skateboard forum
is this not a actual forum?
It's surely and actual forum. Whether it's about actual skateboarding or not is sometimes hard to tell, ha! (fwiw, I don't know how the word "actual" got into that sentence.)
by Rich Stephens
Mon Apr 12, 2004 1:34 am
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Skate bags
Replies: 36
Views: 34351

I was born a Dick, but choose to go by Richard. Anyway, what's wrong with the Alva bag? I just got the 36" for $39 including postage. It was a special offer for members of an actual skateboard forum but they should now be available here and there - from Alva, from Tail Tap, from Z Sports Distributio...
by Rich Stephens
Sun Apr 11, 2004 6:57 pm
Forum: Random Slalom Topics
Topic: Skate bags
Replies: 36
Views: 34351

Sure, why buy something from an actual skateboard company when you can buy a hockey bag or something from a ski company, huh? Geez.
by Rich Stephens
Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:02 am
Forum: Machine Shop
Topic: bearings vs. trucks again
Replies: 8
Views: 8335

For what it's worth, I have some of the tracker slalom trucks (not modified yet) and there is tons of thread left on those babies when mounting turner and fiberflex wheels on them. I suppose some other types of wheels may have the bearings further apart but for me, I could run a million washers in t...
by Rich Stephens
Fri Feb 27, 2004 11:42 pm
Forum: Oust
Topic: Oust bought out by Tensor?
Replies: 16
Views: 17293

Oops. Perhaps I called BS too early. I should have recognized the writing style, ha! I trust what Arab has to say about skateboarding and gear since so far what he says has always jived with my experience as well (in as far as my experience goes, which is certainly limited in slalom). I am just susp...